Good grief. Triple post! You guys have got to start posting in here. I'm starting to feel a bit obsessive!
I finished Merry Christmas, Alex Cross this morning. Patterson is never great literature, but it was a nice, little diversion. At the back of the book is a huge list of all the books Patterson has "written," including the massive number of them that are listed as "with" someone else. So, Patterson gives another writer the plot outline, that writer actually writes the book and Patterson gets top billing and probably a larger share of the profits. I guess that's considered smart business on Patterson's part, but it feels dishonest to me.